Have you seen these ‘before and after’ photos that everyone is talking about?
This is Taryn Brumfitt, an Australian mother-of-three who has created The Body Image Movement to empower women worldwide.
After having three children, Taryn hated her body and resolved to lose all the baby weight to have “the perfect body.” She trained for a bodybuilding competition and got buff. But the strangest thing happened — even after looking “perfect,” she still wasn’t happy with her body.
She then considered liposuction and breast implants and soon realized that doing so would pass on similar body image issues to her daughter.
“How am I going to teach my beautiful daughter to love her body if her mom can’t do the same,” she questioned.
So rather than altering her body, Taryn decided to change the conversation and she launched The Body Image Movement, which encourages women to embrace their bodies.
Taryn explains her mission via Kickstarter, urging everyone to join in on the movement.
“Women and girls are constantly held back and lead to believe they’re not as good as they should be. Why? Because every day we feel we’re being judged on our appearance and how far away it is from an unachievable ideal.
Lose weight, reduce wrinkles, fight cellulite; we’re constantly told to fight a battle to be someone other than who we are.
Excessive photoshopping, the sexualisation of women in the media and advertising campaigns that prey on women’s insecurities – it’s no wonder there is a culture of body loathing and body shaming of epidemic proportions going on in the world.
So I decided I wanted to do something about it. I created The Body Image Movement and started spreading my message “LOVE YOUR BODY”. I soon got frustrated – 140 characters on Twitter, 4 minute TV interviews and 800 word blogs weren’t enough. I needed a louder voice and a bigger platform! Whilst searching for the best way to get my message out to the world the idea of creating a documentary was born.”
And so far, people are taking note of her proactive campaign. She’s been interview by various news sources and the word is spreading.
“My body has been ripped, slow, fast, with child, hated, treasured and punished,” Taryn shares. “The day I learned to unconditionally love my body was the day I became unstoppable.”
To see more from Taryn and learn about The Body Image Movement, watch the following video…